Saturday 15 December


11.30am to 1.30pm


Melbourne Showgrounds, Epsom Road Ascot Vale Victoria 3032

The NBCA Junior Choir will be performing at the 2018 Christmas Party for Special Children.

Christmas Party for Special Children – this gig has presented itself to the Junior boys in the past and they’ve had a wonderful time. We have again been invited to participate this year!

The idea of the Christmas Party is to gather children who are sick, terminally ill, physically and mentally challenged or disadvantaged through circumstance and help them to forget the troubles for a few hours.
This is an exciting performance opportunity for the Junior choristers, their first gig  – Ms Brook, Miss Ferwerda and Mr Taylor have every confidence the boys will do the National Boys Choir of Australia proud as they sing under the Choir banner. Parents, you can help with this by ensuring ALL boys know and are confident with the repertoire.

Staff Attending Ms Brook, Miss Ferwerda, Mr Taylor, Mrs Justine de Jonge, Mr Seedy
and Mrs Eldred (0407 567 341).
Arrive 12 noon
Where Melbourne Showgrounds (Grand Pavilion, Building 7)
Enter via Gate 2 or 3, Langs Road, Ascot Vale 3032
Turn left and follow the road. The Grand Pavilion is on the right
(looks like a Giant Circus Tent – a link to the site map is in this Circular email)

Parking           Parking is now in the ORANGE area marked on this map. This is marked as ‘Staff/Volunteer Entry and Parking’

Meet At the left hand side of the main stage – there will be a NBCA staff member to walk you to the green room

Wear Black performance trousers, black belt, red t-shirt, black socks, black polished shoes
(No runners or canvas shoes, please!)

Calico bags will go home with Junior choristers tonight! Each bag will include:
– 1 x pair of black trousers (for this gig and the NBCA Christmas Concert)
– 1 x red t-shirt with stars (for this gig only)
– 1 x white shirt (for the NBCA Christmas Concert only)

Parents: you will need to organise a Santa hat for your chorister to wear on stage!

The red t-shirt in your calico bag will have stars on it. You will need to wear this t-shirt, and the rest of your performance gear outlined above, to and from The Christmas Party. Only this red t- shirt will need to be returned back to the NBCA at rehearsal on Wednesday December 19.

Please DO NOT wash the t-shirt as the colour can run!

Bring A named water bottle, a ‘bag’ full of enthusiasm and a smile to rival Luna Park!
Depart 1.15 (ish) pm

We understand there will be lots of displays and activities available on the day that choristers and families are free to enjoy, however, they ask that preference be given to their guests where necessary.

The National Boys Choir of Australia acknowledges the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation, the traditional custodians of the land on which we rehearse and work. We pay respect to their elders past, present and emerging.


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